Spartan Frost (Review)

Book cover for "Spartan Frost" by Jennifer Estep.Title: Spartan Frost

Author: Jennifer Estep

Publication Year: 2013

Pages: 46

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library

From the cover:

I’m Logan Quinn, the deadliest Spartan warrior at Mythos Academy. At least I was — until the day I almost killed Gwen Frost.

Professor Metis and Nickamedes say that I’m fine, that Loki and the Reapers don’t have a hold on me anymore, but I can’t risk it. I can’t risk hurting Gwen again. So I’m leaving Mythos and going somewhere far, far away.

I know Gwen wonders what’s happening to me, whether I’m safe. I can’t tell her, but this is my story. . .

(This is a novella in the Mythos Academy series, after First Frost (novella), Touch of Frost, Kiss of Frost, Dark Frost, and Crimson Frost.)

I was really excited to read this novella, in order to see inside Logan’s head in the aftermath of what happened with Gwen. All that I really felt like I got, though, was angst. Nothing deep. Just “it’s my fault and I’m a horrible person”. No reflection on his feelings towards Gwen. No thoughts about how to move forward. Just … hiding and moping.

I liked the bit of the book where Logan and his father start to reconnect, and where they encounter Reapers – as it connects to the next book in the series – but other than that, this is kind of a throwaway book for me.


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